Soil-pore and particle orientations caused by active faulting: A micromorphological perspective

Cetin H.

SOIL SCIENCE, cilt.163, ss.374-381, 1998 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier


The orientations of soil pores and particles were studied in order to determine the effect of active faulting on soil pores and particles, The results front thin sections prepared from soil samples collected adjacent to an active fault indicate that the pores and particles show a significant preferred orientation, perpendicular to the maximum principal stress direction in the area, and there seem to be different stages of secondary calcite filling the voids and channels in the Bk horizon of the profile studied.